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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

If the actions or inactions of a medical professional or hospital injured you, you might have been a victim of Midland medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional causes injury to a patient through a negligent act or deviation from the legally acceptable standards of care. At Carabin Shaw, we have attorneys on our staff that specialize in this area of personal injury law. Medical malpractice harms Midland residents each year. Many of them do not realize they have the option of pursuing compensation for their losses. Don’t let this happen to you. If you believe negligence could have caused your injuries, call our medical malpractice attorneys serving Midland as soon as possible.

What Are the Most Common Kinds of Medical Practice?

When you call Carabin Shaw, you can expect an experienced lawyer to answer all of the most frequently asked questions about medical malpractice. Malpractice commonly occurs as:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose and recognize symptoms
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Surgery errors (including wrong-site surgery)
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Inadequate aftercare following the discharge of a patient
  • Failure to take a patient’s medical history in the appropriate manner

These negligent actions can cause severe injury or death. As a medical patient, you have legal rights that safeguard your well-being and ensure that you receive a certain standard of care. If your injuries occurred as a direct result of medical error, then your legal rights have been violated. You should consider pursuing compensation for your losses.

How Do I Know if I Have a Legitimate Malpractice Case?

Pursuing your claim of Midland medical malpractice can be a complicated legal matter. For that reason you’ll want to hire an experienced law firm with a proven track record such as Carabin Shaw. Claims involving medical malpractice and misdiagnosis will require us to establish the following in a court of law:

  1. That your injuries were caused directly by a deviation from the standard of care
  • That your injuries resulted in significant losses.
  • Without significant losses in the form of medical bills and lost wages, legal costs can outweigh the potential benefits of pursuing a malpractice case. Your lawyer will help you understand all the options available and come to the best decision regarding your claim.

    How Long Will it Take to Resolve My Claim?

    At Carabin Shaw, the medical malpractice attorneys serving Midland will keep you informed about all the developments in your case. Realistically, medical malpractice cases can take many months to resolve. Initially, your lawyers will gather a thorough medical history from you and will obtain all your pertinent medical records. We will hire expert medical professionals to review your files and injuries. Generally, this process of getting your records and employing the appropriate medical professionals to review them can occur within one or two months. However, it can take up to six months. Most malpractice cases take between 9 months and three years to go to trial. That said, most cases resolve before they go to court.

    Connect with Carabin Shaw Today

    If Midland medical malpractice harmed you or a loved one, contact the attorneys of Carabin Shaw today. We have an office in Midland to serve you, and we offer a free initial phone consultation. During this appointment, we will listen to you and answer the questions you have for us. It is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about what we can do for you.

    If you are worried about costs, know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. We will not collect any payments until we successfully resolve your case.

    Call us toll-free at 1-800-862-1260 or locally at 432-620-0544.

    Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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